Crazy Horses (album)

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Crazy Horses
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 14, 1972
RecordedMarch 17, 1972 – June 23, 1972
GenrePop, rock
LabelMGM
ProducerAlan Osmond, Michael Lloyd
The Osmonds chronology
The Osmonds Live
(1972)
Crazy Horses
(1972)
The Plan
(1973)
Singles from Crazy Horses
  1. "Hold Her Tight"
    Released: 1972
  2. "Crazy Horses"
    Released: 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Crazy Horses is the tenth studio album by the American singing group The Osmonds, released in 1972. It reached number 14 on the Billboard Top LPs chart on December 23, 1972.[2] Two singles were released in support of the album, "Hold Her Tight" and "Crazy Horses", both of which reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[3][4] It was certified Gold by the RIAA on January 24, 1973.[5]

Building upon the band's previous album Phase III, Crazy Horses was primarily hard rock in nature. It was cited by author Chuck Eddy as one of The Five Hundred Best Heavy Metal Albums in the Universe.[6] It also saw a reduced vocal role for Donny Osmond, who as a preteen had been the group's co-lead singer but whose voice was beginning to lower because of puberty; Alan, Wayne and Jay each took portions of the lead vocals on some of the songs.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond and Wayne Osmond except where noted.

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Hold Her Tight" – 3:18 (March 17, 1972)
  2. "Utah" (Merrill Osmond) – 2:20 (June 23, 1972)
  3. "Girl" (Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond) – 3:38 (March 17, 1972)
  4. "What Could It Be" (Alan Osmond) – 3:20 (March 17, 1972)
  5. "We All Fall Down" (Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Wayne Osmond) – 2:55 (June 23, 1972)
  6. "And You Love Me" (Wayne Osmond) – 3:40 (March 17, 1972)

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Crazy Horses" – 2:40 (June 23, 1972)
  2. "Life is Hard Enough Without Goodbyes" – 3:45 (June 23, 1972)
  3. "Hey, Mr. Taxi" – 3:05 (June 23, 1972)
  4. "That's My Girl" (Alan Osmond) – 3:12 (May 3, 1972)
  5. "Julie" – 3:14 (March 17, 1972)
  6. "Big Finish" – 0:18 (June 23, 1972)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[8] 37
Canadian Albums (RPM)[9] 10
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 4
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 16
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 9
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 26
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 9
US Billboard 200[15] 14

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1972 "Hold Her Tight" Billboard Hot 100 14
Canada 6
"Crazy Horses" Billboard Hot 100 14
Canada 12
United Kingdom 2
Australia 23

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification $ Sales
United States Gold $1,000,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crazy Horses at AllMusic
  2. ^ Osmonds 1972 Timeline
  3. ^ The Osmonds, "Hold Her Tight" Chart Position Retrieved February 25, 2015
  4. ^ The Osmonds, "Crazy Horses" Chart Position Retrieved February 25, 2015
  5. ^ Osmonds 1973 Timeline
  6. ^ Chuck Eddy, "Stairway To Hell"
  7. ^ The Osmonds, Crazy Horses Credits Retrieved February 25, 2015
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, NSW. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  9. ^ "RPM: The Osmonds (albums)". RPM Magazine. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Osmonds – Crazy Horses" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  11. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  12. ^ "Tous les Albums de l'Artiste choisi". InfoDisc. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "The Osmonds Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  15. ^ "The Osmonds US Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2017.